Humanitarian Service Rooms provide opportunities for individuals or groups to serve those in need. The rooms are sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Everyone is welcome to come and volunteer at the HSR whether they are members of the LDS Church or not.
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The church’s ability to quickly respond is the result of preparation and opportunity. As in the story of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follows this principle in preparation for various global scenarios, by staging a substantial, though finite quantity of essential supplies. LDS Humanitarian Services (HS) continues to respond to catastrophic events throughout the world, bringing comfort and support to people in need. As we have the means and opportunity to build up our stores, we are reminded of our own blessings and the Lord's words "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35). LDS-HS provides an organized and effective means to manifest “good fruit” in a far reaching way. The Humanitarian Service Rooms are designed to support these efforts both locally and worldwide.
Our involvement in the work of caring for the poor and needy gives us the opportunity to see God’s love for His children. . . . Do not underestimate the power of an hour. The minutes and hours you invest in this labor are the "small things" by which the Lord brings about great things.
-Christy Boyer, HSR Coordinator
The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.Proverbs 22:2
In 1985 the Church established the General Humanitarian Aid Fund to assist our friends of other faiths and cultures. The Humanitarian Service Rooms were started as satellite production facilities for
HSRs provide opportunities for individuals and groups, members and others, to serve the needy, locally and beyond, with key activities including; Community Projects, Production of Kits and other items as well as teaching and encouraging the application of Welfare and Humanitarian Principles. The HSRs also build bridges in the local community by identifying and reaching out to those in need. Service Missionaries staff the rooms. Volunteers are encouraged and should be at least 12 years old. Adequate supervision of youth groups is required and clothing should be modest and appropriate for the environment, when attending.
Eagle Scout projects which support the Humanitarian Services Program must be approved in advance. The Eagle Scout candidate must bring his Eagle Scout project Workbook with him to the Las Vegas Humanitarian Service Room. The workbook should have the appropriate approval signatures before the visit to the Room. Eagle Scouts are responsible for their own fund-raising activity. The HSR cannot provide materials or supplies for an Eagle Scout project.
Questions? Call the Room at 702-649-8191, ext. 134, during normal operating hours (T/W/Th,10-4).
Over the past two years the Las Vegas HSR has received approved Eagle Scout projects in the form of toys, quilts, hygiene kits and school kits.